Scrunchie at the Halloween Dance

“Are you ready?” asked Scrunchie’s 87 year old Aunt Mabel.

“Ready for what?” asked Scrunchie, confused.

“The Halloween dance,” said Aunt Mabel.

“I told you I’m not going,” said Scrunchie.

“Oh yes you are,” said Aunt Mabel. “Besides, if you don ‘t go with me, who will look after me?”

Scrunchie knew he could not let his aunt go out alone after dark and especially on Halloween night. He knew he would never forgive himself if anything ever happened to her.

“Fine,” said Scrunchie, grabbing his jacket.

There were a lot of people at the dance. A lot of them were wearing Halloween costumes. That made Scrunchie feel more at ease. Aunt Mabel knew that Scrunchie was feeling self-conscience because of the way he walked. Scrunchie walked with his head bent to the ground and his bottom sticking straight up in the air. He found this a more comfortable way to walk.

Aunt Mabel decided she would walk like Scrunchie. Everyone at the dance saw the way Scrunchie and Aunt Mabel were walking. They thought it was a new dance craze so they did it too.

“Would you care to dance?” Aunt Mabel asked Scrunchie. “After all, everyone is doing the Scrunchie dance.”

“Yes,” said Scrunchie, dancing with Aunt Mabel. “We have to show them how it is done.”


Moral of this Story:

  • It is a good idea to make someone feel at ease if they are self-conscience.
  • Example: Aunt Mabel helped Scrunchie feel at ease at the Halloween dance by walking the way he did.
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